Official Weekly Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Lafayette, CA
February 4, 2010 | VOL 64 | ISSUE 31

President Sandi Mitchell, presided

Visiting Rotarians:
John Fazel –Lamorinda Sunrise and David Engelhard-Orinda.

Wendy Scheck and Ron Light

Speaker: Andy and Wendy Scheck, Lamorinda Weekly
Meeting Minutes:

Polly Bernson was presented with #1 pin by Sandi.

Alan Mac reminded us of the Wine Tour on Saturday April 18 cost is $125 per person due to tasting charges that are being imposed by the wineries.

Elizabeth Henry sent a thank you note for the flowers she received after her foot surgery.

2010-2011 Board members were announced by Mike Heller and were unanimously approved by the general membership.

No Superbowl party at Bill Eames’ this year.

A “hat” was passed and funds collected for Haitian relief. $500 has been allocated from the International funds. The money will go to the district and used to fund ROTARY shelter boxes.

Ski enthusiasts may want to join Ron Wake and other Rotarian March 5 at Alpine Meadows. Lodge bunnies are also invited.

Event dates were announced.
February 18 Earl Kilmer – District Governor
February 25 Interclub lunch at the new Library –Speaker Barry Jekowski
April 17 District 5160 Assembly

Happy Events
Dan Baker for his Grandson’s [Brook] gridiron prowess. Trent is at UC Davis.
Don Anderson was pleased to have his son join him in LA for some legal proceedings.
Terry Ring updated us on Cal Rugby. They trounced opposition 99/0!
Andy’s son assisted in flying Army helicopters to Haiti with relief supplies.

Wendy and Andy Scheck told of how they started the LamorindaWeekly three years ago. This has been a remarkable success considering neither had prior newspaper or publishing experience. A unique aspect is the paper-less process they employ to produce the paper and coordination with 6 independent [Andy and Wendy do not tell them what to print] editors and 20+ contributors. Over 22,000 copies are printed by-weekly. Most are distributed by mail. Andy delivers to newsstands in the area.

The paper has proved to be a strong source of community information and many organizations have benefitted due to the increased exposure.

Lamorinda Weekly has become a valuable asset to our area. We wish Andy and Wendy continued success.

Rotary International News Other News: Club Calendar

Historic Moments -- Rotary's 105th anniversary

Rotary International News -- 1 February 2010 

The first four Rotarians: (left to right) Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul Harris. Rotary Images

During the first Rotary club meeting on 23 February 1905 in Chicago, Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Hiram Shorey, and Silvester Schiele met to talk about their personal experiences. Harris then unfolded his general plan for their club meetings.

This was the simple beginning of the world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago. It was created because of Harris’ wish to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices.

Rotarians continue to take pride in their history. In honor of that first club, Rotarians have preserved its original meeting place, Room 711 in Chicago’s Unity Building, by re-creating the office as it existed in 1905.

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The Four Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Officers & Directors
John Kenny . . . . . . . RI President
Earl Kilmer. . . . Dist 5160 Governor
Sandi Mitchell . . . . . . . President
Geoff Zimmerman . . Vice President
Lee Deily . . . . . . . . . . Secretary
Greg Vaisnor . . . . . . . .Treasurer
Chuck Vogel . . . . . . Club Service
Troy Winkles . . Community Service
Jesse Wellen . International Service
Troy Feddersen .Vocational Service
Larry Duson . . . . . .Past President
Andy Scheck . . . Sergeant of Arms
Mo Levich . . . . . Sergeant of Arms
Steve Snyder . . . Sergeant of Arms
Give Hope - Give A Hand
The Rotary Club of Lafayette donates an LN-4 Prosthetic Hand in the name of our speakers each week.
The LN-4 Prosthetic Hand transforms lives and empowers those who have lost hands and limbs due to land mines, birth defects, and other catastrophes.
Make Up Meetings
and locations of nearby clubs:
Upcoming Speakers
2/11/10 Speaker is Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Tactical Execution Facebook, Twitter your business.
2/18/10 Earl Kilmer, District Governor visits our club
2/25/10 Interclub meeting, new library with our club being the host. Speaker; Barry Jekowsky, Conductor of the California Symphony
3/4/10 Budd McKenzie
3/11/10 Introduction of new members
3/18/10 John Muir Health Foundation – Mara Tyler
3/25/10 Jeff Rubin – Customer Service
Local & District Events
3/5/10 Rotary Ski Day, contact Ron Wake for details
4/17/10 5160 District Assembly, Bay area. TBA
4/18/10 Wine tour, Napa area, Chair is Alan Mac
Rotary International Events
2010 RI Convention, Montreal, Canada
2/06 Anna Stevenson
2/06 A.C. Webb
2/12 Barry Toomajian
2/10 Debbie Cooper
2/14 Maurice Levich
2/11 Tom Henry
2/18 Dick Holt
2/25 Mo Levich
Notes by Chuck Vogel, Photos by John Sherry